Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM

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Population
111,178
0.729% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Udall
Democratic Party
US Senator
Martin Heinrich
Democratic Party
Median Age
31.8

Poverty Rate
25.6%

Median Household Income
$39,523
0.803% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$149,700
0.605% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
44,835
0.187% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM had a population of 111k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $39,523. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM grew from 110,373 to 111,178, a 0.729% increase and its median household income declined from $39,843 to $39,523, a -0.803% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are White (Hispanic) (53.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (32.6%), Other (Hispanic) (5.43%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%). 40.2% of the people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are New Mexico State University-Main Campus (3,513 degrees awarded in 2017), New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,625 degrees), and Massage Therapy Training Institute (48 degrees).

The median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is $149,700, and the homeownership rate is 52.4%. Most people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is 2 cars per household.

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM borders Doña Ana County (Outer) PUMA, NM.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Mexico went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 48.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40%), followed by Gary Johnson (9.34%). The most partisan county was Catron County, NM with 71.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are the senators currently representing the state of New Mexico. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Mexico
48.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Mexico
  1. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 71.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 71.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Mexico was Catron County, NM with 71.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Mexico colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Mexico

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Tom Udall
Senator from New Mexico2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Martin Heinrich
Senator from New Mexico1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are the senators currently representing New Mexico.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Mexico

New Mexico is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is home to a population of 111k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2018, 12.9% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents were born outside of the country (14.4k people).

In 2018, there were 1.63 times more White (Hispanic) residents (59k people) in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Spanish (38,451 speakers), Arabic (895 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (393 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM
  1. White (Hispanic)
    59k ± 2.16k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.2k ± 1.11k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    6.04k ± 1.7k
60.6%
Hispanic Population
67.4k people

In 2018, there were 1.63 times more White (Hispanic) residents (59k people) in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 6.04k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.6% of the people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are hispanic (67.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    38,451 speakers (36.9%)
  2. Arabic
    895 speakers (0.858%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    393 speakers (0.377%)

40.2% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Spanish. 36.9% of the overall population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are native Spanish speakers. 0.858% speak Arabic and 0.377% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.9%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people
11.7%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
13k people

As of 2018, 12.9% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents (14.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

30
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 31.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    9,534 ± 2,291 people
  2. Other Asia, not specified
    466 ± 529 people
  3. Saudi Arabia
    411 ± 497 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Mexico, the natal country of 9,534 Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents, followed by Other Asia, not specified with 466 and Saudi Arabia with 411.

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Citizenship

92%
2018 Citizenship
92.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92% of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,950 ± 388
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,581 ± 515
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    909 ± 263

Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is $39,523. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Albuquerque City (Far Northeast Heights) PUMA, NM with a value of $66,621, followed by Albuquerque City (Northwest Mesa), Paradise Hills & Navajo Nation-Tohajiilee Chapter PUMA, NM and Santa Fe County PUMA, NM, with respective values of $66,599 and $60,193.

Males in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,397. The income inequality in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM employs 44.8k people. The largest industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people), and the highest paying industries are National security & international affairs ($87,268), Scientific research & development services ($86,998), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($79,928).

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,523
2018 value
± $1,956
-0.803%
1 Year Growth
± 7.2%

Households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have a median annual income of $39,523, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,843 in 2017, which represents a -0.803% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$50,309
Average Male Salary in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM
± $9,202
$37,397
Average Female Salary in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM
± $6,006

In 2017, full-time male employees in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM
  1. Black
    $65,341 ± $52,107
  2. Asian
    $49,511 ± $55,909
  3. Two or More Races
    $41,055 ± $32,913

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM workers was Black. These workers were paid 1.32 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM.

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Wage Distribution

0.476
2017 Wage GINI in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM

In 2017, the income inequality in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.262% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Albuquerque City (Far Northeast Heights) PUMA, NM with a value of $66,621, followed by Albuquerque City (Northwest Mesa), Paradise Hills & Navajo Nation-Tohajiilee Chapter PUMA, NM and Santa Fe County PUMA, NM, with respective values of $66,599 and $60,193.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM (27.5k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    22,413 ± 1,391
  2. Hispanic
    19,484 ± 1,425
  3. Other
    2,774 ± 789

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

44.8k
2017 Value
-0.187%
1 Year decline
± -0.187%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined at a rate of -0.187%, from 44.9k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, are Waiters & waitresses (1,596 people), Customer service representatives (1,506 people), and Personal care aides (1,392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by number of employees, are Waiters & waitresses (1,596 people), Customer service representatives (1,506 people), and Personal care aides (1,392 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has an unusually high number of residents working as Miscellaneous media & communication workers (5.13 times higher than expected), Interviewers, except eligibility & loan (5.07 times), and Other education, training, & library workers (4.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($256,295), Pharmacists ($113,204), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($109,220).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

44.8k
2017 Value
-0.187%
1 Year decline
± -0.187%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined at a rate of -0.187%, from 44.9k employees to 44.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, though some of these residents may live in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,708 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has an unusually high number of Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (6.39 times higher than expected), Other motor vehicle dealers (5.28 times), and Vocational rehabilitation services (4.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, by average salary, are National security & international affairs ($87,268), Scientific research & development services ($86,998), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing ($79,928).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $12.9B
  2. $12.8B
  3. $7.72B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $12.9B, followed by Crude petroleum ($12.8B) and Electronics ($7.72B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Mexico products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$69.2B
2015 Value in New Mexico
$110B
Projected 2045 Value in New Mexico
59.8% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Mexico trade was $69.2B. This is expected to increase 59.8% to $110B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Mexico trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Mexico to other states, or from other states to New Mexico.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.94B
  2. $8.59B
  3. $5.67B

In 2015, the top outbound New Mexico domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $9.94B, followed by Arizona with $8.59B and Oregon and $5.67B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Mexico shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM awarded 5,186 degrees. The student population of Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is skewed towards women, with 10,004 male students and 12,665 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are Hispanic or Latino (2,901 and 60.1%), followed by White (1,489 and 30.8%), Black or African American (128 and 2.65%), and Unknown (98 and 2.03%).

The largest universities in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM by number of degrees awarded are New Mexico State University-Main Campus (3,513 and 67.7%), New Mexico State University-Dona Ana (1,625 and 31.3%), and Massage Therapy Training Institute (48 and 0.926%).

The most popular majors in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are General Studies (715 and 13.8%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (274 and 5.28%), and General Business Administration & Management (208 and 4.01%).

The median tuition costs in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,323 and $19,884 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 170 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 179 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 172 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,513 degrees awarded
  2. 1,625 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded
$5,323
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM institution with the largest number of graduating students was New Mexico State University-Main Campus with 3,513 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,295
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,891
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,295 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM, which is 0.794 times less than the 2,891 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,901 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,489 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    128 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Doña Ana County (Central)--Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,901 degrees mean that there were 1.95 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,489 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was $149,700 in 2018, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $148,800 to $149,700, a 0.605% increase. The homeownership rate in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is 52.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,700
2018 Median
± $4,394
$148,800
2017 Median
± $3,933

In 2018, the median property value in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM grew to to $149,700 from the previous year's value of $148,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$39,523
Median Household Income
± $1,956
42.8k
Number of Households
± 1,899

In 2018, the median household income of the 42.8k households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM declined from $39,523 from the previous year's value of $39,843.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

52.4%
2018 Homeownership
54%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 52.4% of the housing units in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.953% of the workforce in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.6%
  2. Carpooled
    10.8%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.37%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.37%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 29.3% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Mexico was $7,214 in 2014. This is a 5.16% increase from the previous year ($6,860).

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see 1325 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1316 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, McKinley County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Mexico

Primary care physicians in New Mexico see an average of 1,325 patients per year. This represents a 0.684% increase from the previous year (1,316 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Mexico in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,214
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Mexico
$4,155
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,445
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,663
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Mexico (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.16%, from $6,860 to $7,214.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.62%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
29.3%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.59%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM N/A by N/A from N/A% to 8.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.7% prevalence
  2. 13.3% prevalence
  3. 10.9% prevalence

Cibola County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Mexico by county over multiple years.

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